Long gone are the days of the monoculture, when everyone settled for watching one of the same three shows every night (because that’s all that was on). Today, the only thing that unifies our viewing habits is how much time we all spend figuring out what to watch—there’s so much good stuff out there, figuring out how best to allocate your precious screen time can be a challenge.
A challenge we’re about to make inordinately more difficult by highlighting all of the books being adapted into TV series in 2022. Television (if we can even still call it that in this peak streaming era) is the ideal place for book adaptations, as the series or miniseries length allows ample room to explore every plot detail and character arc found on the page. But it also means you have to be a lot pickier about what you are going to watch all the way through.
So peruse this list, highlight your favorites, break out the spreadsheets, and start planning your TV viewing priorities for the coming year.